The course aims at offering the student a literacy on architectural materials, building materials and construction techniques, whether they are traditional or more recently adopted by the construction industry. Considered as the initial phase and as the foundation of the grammar and the design syntax, the architectural materials are presented both in their historical and evolution of use.
Particular attention is then dedicated to the theme of eco-sustainable design with insights into the recyclability of materials, their energy content of production and concepts such as L.C.A.
among other objectives are:
1_ the Acquisition of the necessary knowledge of the production and implementation techniques, of the technological performances, of the environmental sustainability characteristics of the main building materials for their correct use;
2_ the Acquisition of a critical capacity that allows to evaluate the congruence between technological choices and functional needs of building materials;
3_the Acquisition of an operating methodology in order to highlight, interpret and subsequently manage the links between building techniques, regulatory requirements, criteria of environmental and ecological compatibility of materials for architecture.